MA, Emory University
Vic Oakes has an undergraduate degree in music education in choral music from the University of Florida and a master's degree in choral conducting from Emory University.
In addition to instructing the Baylor Concert Choir, he also serves as the Chattanooga Boys Choir Executive Director. Prior to coming to Chattanooga, Oakes was a graduate assistant in choral music at Emory University and served as the Director of Music for the North Decatur United Methodist Church in Decatur, Ga. Previous work experience also includes a position as the choral director for Sebring Middle School in Sebring, Fla.
He has served as a guest conductor and instructor for the Tennessee Music Educators Association All-State Treble Choir, the Middle Tennessee Vocal Association 2005 Middle School Honors Choir, and the Massanetta Church Music Conference in Massanetta Springs, Va. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and Chorus America.
"I am excited for the opportunity and potential that Baylor School holds for its music and arts programs and students," says Oakes. "I anticipate the choirs continuing to have a significant campus and community presence, as we explore the students' interests and talents for an amazing learning opportunity."